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Academics

Sarah Lawrence College is a stalwart liberal arts jewel located just north of New York City, offering students an interdisciplinary education in which they are able to select their “own course of study” and design their own personalized projects (which can take any form, including creative works of art and fiction, but are most often academic papers about a topic that the student is interested in). The school’s didactical approach gives students “the benefit of seminar settings combined with independent research in one-on-one coordination with faculty,” and the campus’ location means they have “a ton of fieldwork and internship opportunities.” The five credit system (three classes per semester, along with independent study) prioritizes in-depth study of topics over broader surveys, and every class is “a combination of different topics and attracts connection-drawing, instead of trying to categorize everything.” Sarah Lawrence also has an “excellent writing program,” where the workshop is constructive and the conference “helps a student to build a story as high as it can go.”

Professors here are beloved, and aside from being “extremely accessible and intelligent,” they “talk to us almost like colleagues” and “respect what we have to say and use what we say to steer us in a direction for further enrichment.” They are “nothing short of brilliant, caring, and absolute joys” who are “so invested in your life it hurts.” Various accolades and awards aside, the professors at this school demonstrate “such intelligence, fluency in their work, and a unique compassion and drive to TEACH students.” The administration is incredibly receptive to ideas, and “students have a say in who teaches here” in that student input is considered during faculty searches. At Sarah Lawrence, students are not asked to test themselves “but rather to prove our abilities and intelligence through graduate level work.” Sarah Lawrence “essentially offers a build-your-own education, and for those who are dedicated and passionate, it’s perfect.”

Student Body

Students are “creative, talented and hardworking,” but above all else they are “passionate,” and their passions are “fully interwoven in their art and coursework.” Sarah Lawrence is “known for its individuality;” the LGBTQA+ population is “present and vocal,” and pronouns are “part of introductions in many classes.” Most students here are activists who “devote themselves to matters of social justice.” It’s not uncommon for students to “organize a bus to a rally, volunteer in underprivileged communities, or run phone banks in our milkshake café.” They are often “fiercely passionate about niche topics” and “generally very liberal,” and though school spirit is “not driven by pride in sports,” students here at this “kind of academic utopia” take pride in “the friends they make and the classes they take.”

Campus Life

With Grand Central Station just a thirty-minute train ride away, a lot of students escape to the city when the chance arises, because “there is not much to do in Bronxville.” Very few classes meet on Fridays, so that’s often when students “catch up on homework, work out at the gym, or maybe go into the city for an internship.” Guest lectures are terrifically popular among students because “they are genuinely interesting, even if it’s on a topic that seems wicked niche (octopi, for example).” Students continue intellectual discussions outside of the classroom because “they care about what they are learning in the real world.” This isn’t a party scene—“a Sarah Lawrence party is usually just a group of friends hanging out at someone’s dorm”—and in their down time, people choose instead to “attend theater performances, take the free Met van into the city on Saturdays, hang their hammocks to the trees on the side of the road, sit and chat on large rocks, sun bathe on the green lawn, and go get coffee or bagels in Bronxville.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Elizabeth Benedict
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

Phone
800-888-2858

Email
slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Barbara Walters Campus Center
Campbell Sports Center
Esther Raushenbush Library
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
Common Ground
Tea Haus and LGBTQIA Space are popular student managed social spaces.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
The Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
Broadway (NYC)
Cross County Mall (Yonkers)
Ridge Hill Shopping Center
Bronxville has a Starbucks, Slave to the Grind Coffee and Tea House, several cozy restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores,and pharmacies within walking distance or via campus shuttle. The New York Botanical Gardens are also close by.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Optional Saturdays
9am-5pm
800-888-2858

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30am and 1:30pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:30 and 1:30 Monday-Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Go to http://www.gogryphons.com/staff.aspx for the list of coaches.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Email slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu if you are interested in a class visit.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
LaGuardia Airport is 18 miles (a 25-minute drive) from campus. Various trip services are dispatched from the ground transportation booths located behind baggage claim areas in all major airports. Private sedans, vans and limousines are offered, as are scheduled shuttles to Manhattan and Westchester locations and shared door-to-door service. New York Airport Service runs buses between LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports and several points in midtown Manhattan. Service is frequent and boarding points at airline terminals are clearly marked. For those who wish to make connections with Metro-North commuter trains, a stop is conveniently located at Park Avenue across from Grand Central Station. For fare and schedule information go to www.nyairportservice.com. During the week, Metro-North Railroad, Harlem Line commuter trains run every half-hour between 6:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. weekdays and hourly on weekends. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to the Bronxville Station. Purchase your round-trip tickets at the station to avoid an extra charge. Please call Metro-North at 1-800-METROGO (1-800-638-7646), visit their web site or inquire at the information booth in Grand Central Terminal for exact schedule and fare information. Taxi service is available at the Bronxville Station for the short ride to the College (ask to be taken to the Westlands Building to reach the Admission Office).

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take any of the following to New York's Cross-County Pkwy.: I-87 (NY State Thruway), Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., Hutchinson River Pkwy., or Sprain Brook Pkwy. From the Thruway and the Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., head east on the Cross-County Pkwy. and exit at Kimball Ave. Turn left on Kimball to the second traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd. From the Hutchinson River and Sprain Brook Parkways, head west on the Cross-County Pkwy. to Exit 5. Make a short right on Midland Ave. to Kimball Ave.; turn left on Kimball to the first traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd.

Local Accommodations
The Following hotels have offered discounts to people visiting SLC. Please check with the individual hotel for availability and the specifics of their offer. You must state that you are with Sarah Lawrence College or ask for the Sarah Lawrence College corporate rate when making reservations: Hyatt Place New York (1 mile), 700 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY, 10704, 914-377-1410. Hampton Inn & Suites (1.9 miles), 555 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710, 914-963-3200. Royal Regency Hotel (2.1 miles), 165 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, 10710, 914-476-6200; Resident Inn by Marriott, (5.2 miles), 35 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-636-7888; Radisson Hotel, (5.3 miles), 1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-576-3700; Courtyard by Marriott (5.7 miles), 5 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-476-2400. Residence Inn by Marriott (5.9 miles), 7 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-476-4600. Hampton Inn & Suite, (5.9 miles), 160 Corporate Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-377-1144. For additional places to stay as well as additional information about visiting the Westchester County and New York City areas please go to the official tourism websites. Westchester County: http://tourism.westchestergov.com/ New York City: http://www.nycvisit.com .

Admissions

Applicants: 4,053
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Average HS GPA: 3.72







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